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52nd Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium
February 23 - 28, 2025

We look forward to being back in New Orleans for the 52nd annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium.
The annual Waterborne Symposium consists of topical sessions covering a broad range of issues within contemporary coatings science and technology. Held annually for fifty-two years, the symposium showcases new and innovative technology from academic and industrial scholars working around the globe.
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To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and to provide revenue to support and advance students at the School of Polymers and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Over $241,000 in Undergraduate Scholarships have been awarded from Waterborne proceeds over the last 8 academic years. Thank you all for your continued support!

Program Composition
Short Courses:  February 23 - 25, 2025
Symposium:  Wednesday, February 26 - 28, 2025
Technology Showcase Exhibit Hall:  February 25 - 27, 2025
Interactive Student Poster Session: February 27, 2025

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